By Kirsten Tibballs

Kirsten Tibballs, who MasterChef proclaims 'the queen of chocolate', is one of Australia's most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers. She is the owner, Director and Head Pastry Chef at Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School in Brunswick. Kirsten started her apprenticeship from 15 years of age and has devoted her life to the pursuit of delightful desserts and perfecting her techniques.

In her first book with Murdoch Books – Chocolate – Kirsten shares her favourite chocolate recipes, which have been road tested through her school and teachings around the world.


Kirsten’s favourite recipes and detailed explanations of steps and techniques will give confidence to the most kitchen-shy dessert lovers. Whether you’re after a knockout chocolate mousse cake, a baked chocolate tart, classic fudge or the best brownie you’ll ever taste (hint: contains a pinch of salt), Chocolate has it all.

Time to melt some chocolate, line that baking tray and put yourself in the hands of a professional.

Kirsten Tibballs opened Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School in 2002. She has represented Australia at the World Pastry Championships in Las Vegas, as well as winning gold in the Pastry Olympics in Germany. She has also been a judge at the World Chocolate Masters in Paris, The Patisserie Grand Prix in Japan and The World Chocolate Masters National selections in London. Kirsten has been a host chef on MasterChef and appears regularly on Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield. Kirsten inspires students, home cooks and chefs alike